January 2021 - Sir Sinclair #1 Dressage Sire for Sixth Year in a Row
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 January 2021 19:59
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Iron Spring Farm’s Sir Sinclair, Keur, is the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) #1 Sire of Dressage Horses for the sixth year in a row (2015-2020). Even in this unusual time, Sir’s impressive offspring had winning show seasons, with 39 point-earning sons and daughters receiving more than 6,000 points. At the GAIG/USDF Regional Championships, they won seven championships and reserve championships, along with 13 top-eight finishes.


“Each year we see Sir’s offspring mature into seasoned FEI and Grand Prix horses,” said Meghan de Garay, breeding manager at Iron Spring Farm. “It’s wonderful to see so many people have success with his offspring.”

Eighteen Sir offspring competed at FEI in 2020, including seven at Grand Prix: Cantata, Caymus, Con Brio SDF, Dee Clair, Westerstorm, William and Zuperman.

A few highlights:

Caymus cemented his status as a solid Grand Prix horse, winning the GAIG/USDF Region 3 Grand Prix Championship. The bay gelding, bred and owned by Beth Godwin, was ridden by Jodie Kelly-Baxley.

Choochoo Charlie claimed the GAIG/USDF Region 4 Intermediate I Championship with rider Emily Brollier. Choochoo Charlie was bred and is owned by Shirley McQuillan.

Classy Sinclair and rider Leif Aho made their Intermediate II debut, with scores to 74.412%. Classy Sinclair was bred and is owned by Lisa Grossi.

Con Brio SDF earned the GAIG/USDF Region 3 Intermediate II Reserve Championship with owner/rider Franziska Seidl. Con Brio SDF was bred by Sheri Evers-Rock.

Eschaton had another incredible winning season with owner/rider Casey Eiton, finishing as the USDF Reserve Champion 4th Level Freestyle AA Horse of the Year with a 71.50% median score. Eschaton was bred by Linda Smith.

William received Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle GAIG/USDF Region 6 Reserve Championships with rider Nadine Schwartsman. William is owned by Belinda Nairn-Wertman and was bred by A. Geesink.

Sir Sinclair was joined in the leading dressage sire rankings by UB40, Keur, who finished third, and Contango, Preferent, who finished fourth. For the latest updates, photos and videos, please visit the Iron Spring Farm Facebook page and www.ironspringfarm.com.

About Iron Spring Farm: A range of top Friesian and KWPN stallions are available to North American breeders as part of Iron Spring Farm’s four-decade commitment to the ISF Advantage. By providing proven bloodlines, along with exceptional service, transparency and impeccable veterinary care, the ISF team helps breeders achieve their sport horse goals. Ongoing expert advice and tools are also available so breeders can develop and market their offspring to the highest level. Iron Spring also offers a select number of talented Friesian and Dutch Warmblood prospects and broodmares for sale. Visit www.ironspringfarm.com for more information.